Katie Gerloff

Location: Portland, OR


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Answers from Katie Gerloff

  • My cat is not going to the bathroom or eating what should I do

    I just need to know what to do about this its been going on for days my cat is not pieing and pooping or eating what do i do

  • What is it called when dog testicles have not dropped?

    My puppy's testicles have not dropped and he's 10 months old. What is that called? I'm having him neutered. Are there any complications with this and how might he react differently after the neutering?

  • What age are cats spraying?

    I have 2 cats that are 5 months old, one is a boy and th4e other is a girl and i wanted to know what age do they start spraying?

  • Why is my puppy breathing heavy?

    I have a pit bull puppy around 3 months old and she is constantly breathing very heavy, even after laying for over half an hour. It sounds as if she is panting but with her mouth closed. Is everything okay or should I be worried?

  • Mange dip causing lethargy, twitching in my dog?

    Our foster dog recently had another mange dip. The vet also gave us some anti-inflammatory medication for his itching. We gave him two pills as instructed that night. Later, our dog seemed lethargic and was sleeping deeply when he urinated on himself, almost like he couldn't even feel it happening. Since then, he has had some twitching when he's resting, still seems lethargic, but is eating and drinking like normal. We did not give him any more of the anti-inflammatory medication. Could this be from the mange dip?

  • My cat is sneezing. The other one too. Why?

    I have two cats: a tabby and a Siamese. The taby was the first to get sick, now the Siamese is sneezing heavily and is lethargic. He is still eating and is trying to drink water but his nose passages are stuffed, so he is having a hard time and his eyes are tearing.

  • Is my cat sick?

    Last night I noticed my cat was sitting in the litter box. He does that sometimes so I wasn't too worried about it. But this morning he was still in there. I took off the lid to the box so that I could clean it and our cat had poop/litter mix stuck to his mouth. He sounds like he is wheezing a little bit and he has a patch the size of a dime missing from the top of his head. I brought in some water and he drank a lot of it but it sounds like he is hiccuping or something

  • Why does my dog vomit blood?

    I got up this morning and found three different piles of vomit. One that was relatively thin with particles in it, the other was thicker and appeared to be red with no particles in it at all. The third pile, appeared to have been "cleaned up" by the dog after vomiting. I heard the dog up, but didnt hear it puke. I have a four year old Husky-Shepard Cross.

  • What is the best cat fleas treatment?

    What is the best thing for fleas and worms? I have a cat that has these seed looking like things around her butt. I saw a white thing moving out her butt tonight. Then I saw a flea on the floor next to her. What is the best thing to use for both?

  • Adult dog not potty trained. Our dog is pooping and peeing in house. Why?

    We have had our 2-year-old (non neutered) rottweiler for over a year. We have a 6 month old baby and have just moved into a new house. The dog keeps urinating all over the house and deficating in the baby's room. He shows nothing but affection for the baby, but no matter what we do, we can't stop him from peeing and pooping in the house.

  • Medicine for cats with sarcoptic mange

    I have just confirmed with my vet that one of the stray cats in my neighborhood has sarcptic mange. I now see that several other strays are coming down with the same exact symptons and I can't touch them. I had read online that there is a vet approved oral medication for cats and would like to find out what the name is and where I can get it. I want to treat these strays by giving them can food with a dose of the medication in it to try to eradicate the mites. Please help - I want to save them.

  • Yellow vomit from dog in the mornings

    My 3yr old German Shorthaired Pointer has been throwing up several mornings a week, yellow bile. As soon as he does, he seems fine, ready to eat 30mins later. We've changed his food, tried feeding a bit before bed,& it has not made a difference. He does not have a temperature & was on Revolution last summer & was wormed last summer as well. Once in awhile he will throw up during the night, brown liquid several times, then be fine after a day of boiled rice. What can I expect at the vets?

  • Why is my dog vomiting and not hungry?

    My dog has been throwing up. First it was foam, now it's brown. She usually throws up (sometimes twice) and then goes right back to normal jumping around, but now she's really quiet and doesn't even want table food, which she loves.

  • Kitten eye: My kitten was born with no eyelids

    What can be done about this? How much would it cost to correct? What age should it be fixed?

  • My dog's testicle area is cheery red, what kind of rash is that?

    My 1 yr old pit bull started out this morning with one testicle cherry red. As the day went on, it spread to the other one. The skin feels cool, no bleeding or anything. What could this be?

  • Low protein dog food for liver failure?

    My dog almost died of liver failure a week ago. My vet recommended a low protein dog food for her but it is very expensive. Is there a comparable low protein dog food beside Medi-Cal?

  • Relieving itching after my dog got neutered?

    My dog just got neutered a few days ago and he's going nuts (as are we) trying to keep him calm. He's very itchy and can't calm down enough to even sleep. Can we put cream on the site of the incision?

  • Can canine worms pass readily to humans?

    Can canine worms pass readily to humans? What effects do these have and is it dangerous to the human?

  • Clean dog ears with hydrogen peroxide and get rid of ear mites?

    Can you put hydrogen peroxide in your dogs ears to clean them and to help get rid of ear mites?

  • Why would two cats fight all the time

    The cats are 7 years old, neither spayed, both female. They have recently moved into new surroundings (3 months) - not using litter box and fighting all the time. Would spaying help at this age?

  • When is a cat too old to be spayed?

    I am thinking of adopting a 6 year old female not spayed. When is a cat too old to be spayed? When does heat stop?

  • Older dog- Is anesthesia ok?

    My toy poodle is 14 and in good health with recent blood work. She desperately needs her teeth cleaned. The vet recommends anesthesia. I am worried due to her age. Your thoughts?

  • Why does my dog have persistent diarrhea?

    I have a 12 year old rott/german shepard. He now gets diarrhea more often than ever. I have had a lot of tests done, but my vet only tells me there is nothing wrong everytime. I have him on a medicine for diarrhea- this used to work, but not anymore. He does drink a lot of water and now he's getting to the point of complete liquid coming out when he poops. What could be the problem and how can I get this better for him? Are there any procedures or tests I should look into further?

  • Why is my dog limping on her right front paw?

    I have a yellow lab. She just turned 7 years not too long ago. I noticed today while she was outside laying down and she had a hard time getting up. When she did get up, I noticed she was limping very bad on her right front paw to the point that paw is folded it in and she won't extend it. Why is this happening?

  • Is dog mange contagious?

    A lady brought her pit bull to the park who has mange and the sign clearly says no dogs allowed if they are having problems. Having said that, her dog was playing with my dogs. Can they get the mange from contact???

  • Where is a dog anal gland and how do I express it?

    Where are the anal sacs on a dog and how do I express them myself?

  • Is garlic poisonous to dogs?

    My 10 month English Bulldog ate a garlic clove, and since I've read garlic is toxic for dogs I'm worried about him. What should I do?

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